Tough lesson learnt

There’s no doubting the passion that Glory’s Dino Djulbic brings to each and every performance however the defender has learnt a tough lesson after Sunday’s match against Sydney in which he was sent from the ground in the opening half.

There-s no doubting the passion that Glory-s Dino Djulbic brings to each and every performance however the defender has learnt a tough lesson after Sunday-s match against Sydney in which he was sent from the ground in the opening half.

Djulbic has come under intense scrutiny following accusations he spat towards a match referee, an allegation in which he was ultimately cleared, but his insistent protests over a penalty decision didn-t come without punishment and he-ll be cooling his heels for the next five matches.

Coach Dave Mitchell, who applauds the endeavour and application in which Djulbic goes about his football, has spoken with the 25 year old and said Djulbic understands that his actions have let down the club, team mates and supporters.

“You would be hard pressed to find anyone more committed than Dino to help the team get a win,” Mitchell said.

“In this case though his let his emotions spill over and that undoes all the good work.

“He knows he hurt our chances of getting a result against Sydney and that the effects will now be felt for the next five matches in which he is unavailable for selection,” Mitchell added.

Djulbic, who last season won the Glory's Best Clubman award, has apologised to coaching staff and team mates and will be working extra hard on the training track to ensure he is ready again for action when the club meets Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium in round nine.